What Is Estrace?
(estradiol) is a prescription hormone replacement medication. It is approved for a number of uses, such as:
- Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness
- Preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
- Replacing hormones in younger women whose ovaries do not produce enough estrogen (or who have had their ovaries removed)
- Reducing the symptoms of certain cancers (in both men and women) that have spread throughout the body.
This article refers to Estrace tablets. The medication also comes as a vaginal cream (see Estrace Vaginal Cream for more information)
. However, this is only approved for treating the vaginal symptoms of menopause
Who Makes Estrace?
Estrace tablets are marketed by Warner Chilcott and are manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company or Barr Laboratories, Inc. Generic versions are made by several different manufacturers.